Joseph David Pulley, 86, of Pontoon Beach, passed away on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at his home.
Joseph was born on Aug. 2, 1928, in Stewart County, Tenn., a son to the late James Richard and Daisy May (Phillips) Pulley. He had worked at American Steel for 30 years as a furnace operator and was a member of Calvary Life Church in Granite City. Joseph was a past deacon and board member at Cedar View Baptist Church, volunteered at Stearns Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. In his free time Joseph enjoyed gardening, fishing, sudoku puzzles and studying the word of God. He loved the Lord, his grandchildren and his family. Joseph will be remembered for his faithful love of the Lord and his family and all the special times he shared with family and friends.
He is survived by and will be missed by his daughter; Patti and (Micah) Lance Sr. of Granite City; his son, Darrell and (Sherry) Pulley of Mitchell; grandchildren, Jessica Marie and (Charles) Hernandez, Amanda Jean Lance and fiance’ (David Hill), Micah Dion Lance Jr., Lucas Pulley, Eric Pulley; brother, Charles Pulley.
In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by his wife; Loetta Marie (Cole) Pulley, whom he married on Nov. 8, 1964; his grandson, Joseph Daniel Pulley; and five brothers and eight sisters.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon. In celebration of his life, services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at the funeral home with Pastor Mark Maynard officiating. Burial will follow with full military rites at St. John Cemetery in Collinsville. Memorials are suggested to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.